In The Groove (Jazz)

Monday-Friday, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

If WEAA is Baltimore’s “home for cool jazz,” then In The Groove is the heart of the house. Listeners tune in every afternoon from 2-5 p.m. for host Marcellus “The Bassman” Shepard’s creative mix of smooth jazz, straight-ahead classics and neo-soul, and for the best new music hitting the jazz charts. Throw in interviews with some of the hottest artists on the scene and even a few live in-studio sessions, and you won’t find a better way to close out the workday and begin your afternoon drive.

In this day and age, the term Living Legend is used few and far between. How great it is that one of the jazz greats who fits that title is still adding to his discography. With more than 40 albums to his credit as a leader, NEA Jazzmaster and pianist Kenny Barron returns for another gem on a new release titled Book of Intuition. 

   

It’s all about the Ladies on the latest release of Grammy Award winning percussionist, drummer, composer and producer Terri Lyne Carrington. 

There have been countless tribute albums to the 8th Wonder of the World, Stevie Wonder, over the years. However, when it comes to contemporary jazz, outside of Najee’s Songs From the Key of Life, none come close to the brand new release from one of the genre’s top selling artists, Bob Baldwin, who presents MelloWonder, Songs in the Key of Stevie.  

One of the most important artists in music today returns with a brand new release on the Blue Note Label, and continues to move music forward. Pianist and composer Robert Glasper is hot off the heels of his Grammy-award-winning Black Radio 2 with his Experiment Band.

Vocalist Conya Doss stopped by the WEAA studios today to talk about her new CD, Seven. Look to hear new tracks from the release soon on In the Groove!

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